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Jul 20, 2011 4:30am PDT
of an accident, vehicle a big rig got into an accident. a firetruck on the scene. there's the car, wedged underneath the big rig 8 feet of that car into the driver's side. does sound like the driver was taken away from the scene, obviously injuries involved. we don't have the condition of the driver. the slow lane blocked at the seen, slow lane should be cleared in a few minutes. impact on the commute, a little lighter. no major slowing out of the altamont pass. scott, we're following this. if it does last more than half an hour, it could be a big problem for those from the east view. >> frightening accident indeed. >>> new this morning, police budgets stretched so thin, it could take more than five minutes for emergency crews to get to you when you needed help most. "today in the bay's" christie smith live with us. five minutes doesn't sound like a lot, but if you're in trouble it is. >> that's exactly right. one of the most tart ling finds in this study is that the loss of sworn officers in the contra costa county sheriff's department means many times they can't meet the standard operat
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Jul 12, 2011 4:00am PDT
. so just kind of a lot of extremes out there today in this weather pattern. the big, huge trough on the west coast, a little unusual for this time of year has got the marine influence along the coast, it's keeping everyone cool, even a few showers, while everyone else, this will be one of the hottest days of the year throughout much of the east. i put out our enhanced satellite. you can see where the trough is in here. and it continues to spin just off the coast. all of these clouds, you see them off the shoreline. at night they move in, they move along the coastline. they burn off hopefully by about mid day or so. you get some sunshine in the afternoon and it keeps things really cool. there's a lot of drizzle with the clouds, too. we have showers from portland northwards. it won't pour, just occasional showers, temperatures in the 60s. and there's the 66 in san francisco, where fingers crossed for a little bit of sun late in the day. that's not a promise. that's a look86 for your high. san jose, 73 for you. not a lot is going to change in the west, it's going do remain cool. if
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Jul 21, 2011 6:00pm PDT
light and collided with a big rig in san francisco's hayes valley neighborhood. it happened last thursday. mack was ejected from the shuttle bus and pinned underneath that big rig. ucsf will install seat belts by the end of august. >>> a bicyclist struck by a food truck has died. the violent collision in the city's south of market neighborhood, nancy hoe made an illegal street on fremont street in front of the food delivery truck. ho was not wearing a helmet and suffered a critical head injury. she was pronounced dead last night. >>> tonight at 6:00, our first look at two suspects charged with killing a woman, setting her on fire, and then dumping her body in the streets of an up scale oakland neighborhood. salvador and hector garcia were charged with murder. the charges carry special circumstances that would mean they are eligible for the death penalty or a life in prison. she was the mother of aed to bler. they are gang members who were and rifted on tuesday, several days after police were led on high-speed chases. >>> bay chair children who rely on the big sisters, big brother
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Jul 28, 2011 4:30am PDT
issue a tax refund, that and the rest of the news before the bell coming up. and, the big trade. find out when the giants could have a new slugger. atf ownwnsasa n jose. >> well, good morning. it's 4:43 as we look at one of the bridges and some of the traffic building up. we'll check in with mike in just a minute. the irs says airlines need to issue tax refunds, at least kind of, "today in the bay's" nicole lapin with that and the rest of the news before the bell. good morning. >> good morning to you. i'll get to that. futures are higher after yesterday's big market sell-off. investors growing worried about the stalemate in washington over raising the nation's debt ceiling. the house is to vote on the boehner plan but he might not have enough votes and senate democrats for their matter say they are going to oppose the bill. it will run out of cash to pay the bills starting tuesday, setting the stage for the first u.s. default. asian markets were down, europe lower, but we get significant employment data this morning and pending home sales and earnings from dupont and exxon-mobil. rec
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Jul 13, 2011 5:00pm PDT
has been under enormous pressure to lean out its menu. today big changes for southeast biggest chains in the country. 19 of them are adding healthier options to their children's menus. burger king, chilies and dennys are introducing a new program. burgers and fries won't be eliminated. >> if stead of pitch french tries we pitch apples, broccoli, salads. >> what about mcdonald's? mcdonald's is absent from today's announcement but says it is committed to balance menu options. >>> people around the bay area aren't having to crank the ac this week because the cooler weather has settled in happen our chief meteorologist joins with a look at how long we can expect these mild temps to stick around. in the east bay it was cool. i was wearing a hoodie. >> as far south as gilroy and morgan hill with temperatures averaging ten to 25 degrees below average in some cases. today, for example, walnut creek only 67. you should have 87 this time the year. not only that in the morning hours we've been starting off with foggy drizzle it's accumulated to .11, san francisco .04. so here's the onshore flow,
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Jun 30, 2011 5:00pm PDT
not everyone is happy with what's in it. state universities took a big hit, $1.3 billion cut. public school also have less and will have to make do with less, $3 billion in payments are delayed and 70 state parks will be closed. >> this must budget will affect almost all of us. among the changes, commuting in the bay area, beginning tomorrow it will get more expensive. toll also increase on bay area bridges for vehicles with more than two axles. that includes big-rigs and cars towing boats or trailers so if you're heading to the sierra, bring extra cash. public transportation fare also also rice, the san francisco municipal transportation agency is bumping up the price. a $2 hike for adult and $1 for kids, seniors and disabled. golden gate transit buses and ferries will add 5% to their fares for a full list of fare changes go to our website. >>> this has impacted dozens of san jose police officers. 67 of them will turn in their badges tonight. as we first reported to you yesterday, they are victims of san jose's $150 million budget deficit. they'll officially be off the job as of midnight t
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Jul 1, 2011 4:30am PDT
, this time of year, they can cost you big time as well. christie smith is live in oakland with that warning about fireworks. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. yeah, firefighters and police are talking about a couple of things, one is that it's going to be hot and dry this fourth of july which means higher than normal fire danger to keep in mind if you're using fireworks. around the bay area in cities and counties it's a mixed bag where you can and can't use safe and sane fireworks. we're standing at one of the fire stations where they have collection bins to get illegal fireworks off the streets. if you are caught with fireworks you can be fined up to $1,000 in the city, police and fire will be patrolling looking for people setting them off. we have youtube video of what not to do. there was someone shooting fireworks toward a b.a.r.t. train, possessing large quantities of fireworks could get you jail time, and fines of up to 5,000 to $10,000. there's also the danger factor involved with burns, even losing limbs, last year according to one consumer group about 8,600 people lan
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Jul 20, 2011 6:00pm PDT
-year-old and her big sister were playing in front of the apartment complex you to see behind me when a come came up to them and offered to buy the little girl some candy. big sister saw that as a red flag and went in to tell mom. denise and her 3-year-old sister were playing outside of their san jose apartment complex monday night when a stranger started talking to jasmine. >> she started complimenting my sister saying you're so cute. she told her let's go the store and i'll buy you some chocolate. and she thought it was her daughter. >> reporter: concerned the 14-year-old denise grabbed her little sister and headed back to her second story apartment. minutes later this 26-year-old woman barged into the apartment and grabbed jasmine who she insisted was her daughter. >> she said that's my baby and tried to grab her. my mom tried to stop her. lady was pushing her. then after that, i called the police. >> reporter: when denise held her sister and called 911 her mom stood in front of the girls blocking for resfrom getting to her. her mom said she was also concerned flores might make kni
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Jul 22, 2011 6:00am PDT
into the eastern pacific, this big dome of high pressure that is going to warm us up substantially next week. break out the flip-flops and the summer gear. looks like we're going to see a taste of summer through next week. this month has been below average. this is something we're monitoring for you. hurricane dora. yesterday a major hurricane category 4. this morning a category 1 packing maximum numb winds of 90 miles per hour. she will continue to the northwest. if you have travel plans, we're jealous of you, looks like you should be okay. maybe you want to monitor the weather. it looks like after the next 72 hours we'll be done with dora. the next on the list will be euge eugene. on the way to the 80s, a gorgeous day. i left the 90s off for today. 88 in fairfield. 84 fremont and 85 degrees in gilr gilroy. it's a getaway friday. >> i'll say it is easier than it was. it was kind of rough. right now the issue on the bay bridge, well the accident, chp arrived. no lanes reported block. might be a problem through the area. smoother drive off of the berkeley curve. 19 minutes on the travel time off of
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Jul 15, 2011 7:00am PDT
and really just ready for a big, big concert. matt? >> i tell you, al, this represents this morning, the motorcade had to actually move these people out of the way. anyway, we'll get back to you in a couple of minutes. >>> meanwhile, there has been a major development in the ongoing budget negotiations. president obama suspended the talks for the today. we'll tell you why and we'll talk to one of the senators who has been inside the negotiating room all week long. >> that's right. and also casey anthony is going to be released this sunday. and -- from prison. authorities are becoming increasingly concerned for her safety and we're live at the jail this morning with details on that story. >>> remember the photo we showed you earlier this week of that massive 18-foot long crocodile, the saltwater croc? a lot of people thought this was a doctor'd photograph. you can believe it's real. we went in search of that beast and we found him. >>> let's begin with that breaking news over night in boston where two delta planes collided. nbc's tom costello covers aviation for us in washington. goo
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Jul 15, 2011 6:00am PDT
's radio's big rick stewart will be broadcasting live from the benefit. the restaurant is in mission bay at 855 terry francois street. the benefit will be outside the patio overlooking the bay. stow was beaten after a giants game in l.a. almost four months ago. >> a preliminary hearing resumes in a santa rosa courtroom this morning in the case of four bay area men charged with the fatal freeway shooting of musician dewey tucker. yesterday officer william harm told the court one of the four suspects, 19-year-old raul vega admitted to killing tucker saying he turned sideways in the seat of the stolen car, pointed the gun at tucker's car and fired. tucker was shot in the head while driving along interstate 80 back in january of 2010. the bass player was on the way to band practice. 6:07. astronauts aboard the "atlantis" are spending the morning doing trouble shooting after another one of the computers went down. on sunday the same thing happened as the shuttle linked up with the international space station. "atlantis" returns to earth next week after two weeks in space. when it does it ends
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Jul 27, 2011 12:35am PDT
] >> jimmy: we got a big show -- a huge show tonight. he's one of the funniest guys around. he's starring in the big, new movie called "crazy, stupid, love," steve carell is here! [ cheers and applause ] good actor, too. also, he's the host of this awesome podcast, "wtf" and he has a new cd out, the very funny marc maron is dropping by! [ cheers and applause ] i love that podcast! you love that dude once you hear that podcast. he's just a great guy, very funny guy. [ cheers and applause ] and we have some great music, oh my gosh. matt and kim are here, you guys! [ cheers and applause ] can't beat it. can't beat matt and kim. can't wait for those guys. all week, of course, our friend chris kattan is here, doing this, hanging out. it's gonna be super fun. [ cheers and applause ] we love kattan. he's just in new york. i'm like, "come by and do this." he's like, "all right." ladies and gentlemen, it's time to take a look at the stories making headlines today and weigh the good with the bad. it's time for "pros and cons." here we go. ♪ pros and cons and pros and cons and pros ♪ >> jimmy: t
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Jul 13, 2011 6:00pm PDT
this big commotion about him. >> there was plenty to say. ye died last week after the fishing boat erik cap sized with 43 on board in the sea of cortez. seven remain missing. three from the bay area. ye, a confirmed casualty. >> he was a workaholic. he wasn't sure. we said this is a the trip of a lifetime. you need to go you will be with your friend. >> outside the memorial service, bruce talked about visiting the site of his father's death in mexico and talking with one of the fishermen who was with his father as they escaped the sinking boat. >> it was helpful for him to tell the story of how my father lasted 15 hours on a cooler. >> that fisherman. mike ying told the son, he succumbed to exhaustion beef help arrived. >> he was a strong man. dedicated to his family. we gave it our all. so, unfortunate, that i have to be here for his funeral. >> while there was some closure for ye's family. other families await word of their loved one's fate. the family attended ye's memorial. yesterday the coast guard told families it was calling off the search. friends of the men are upset with the decis
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Jul 20, 2011 6:00am PDT
in the crash and east bay, car smashes into the back of a big rig. the accident happened after 2:00 this morning on westbound 580 at the scales in livermore. you've got to check out this video. the car ended up wedged underneath the back side of this big rig of the rig then dragged the car for several hundred yards before it stopped. medics airlifted one person to the hospital via helicopter. all lanes reopen before 5:00 this morning. >>> a new study out this morning suggests major budget cuts are causing big problems in policing some east bay cities. that's doubling response times in some cases. "today in the bay's" christie smith live in martinez with more on the study and impact it has on the people who live in the east bay. good morning, christie. >> good morning. when you come to the courthouse in martinez or jail you find quite a few deputies working. a new study shows the sheriff's department in contra costa county is having a hard time with all the budget cuts. it has done things like forced 50 sworn officers out. they were laid off. this is also reductions in patrol and
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Jul 10, 2011 11:00pm PDT
pick up again on monday. >> the good news is we agree on some of the big things. >> reporter: president obama thought he and house speaker john boehner had an agreement to target $4 trillion in cuts. but saturday evening, the speaker abandoned that plan, saying it was just too ambitious, and couldn't pass. >> to get a big package would require a big tax increases in the middle of an economic situation that is extraordinarily difficult with 9.2% unemployment. it's a terrible idea. it's a job killer. >> reporter: democrats want to close some tax loopholes to offset the cuts. >> what is really appalling is to see our republican colleagues essentially providing a form of extortion. if you don't agree to deficit reduction the way we want it, we're going to put all these jobs at risk. >> reporter: uncle sam's credit rating may be at risk if congress fails to act soon. >> and if that happens, you're going to see catastrophic damage across the american economy and across the global economy. >> reporter: a critical meeting bringing together political leaders who remain far apart. brian mooar, nb
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Jul 21, 2011 5:00am PDT
. a big rig collided with a vehicle on octavia boulevard and initial reports suggest the bus driver may have ran a red light. the 52-year-old worked for more than a decade at ucsf. the memorial will be held at the university's campus at 5:00. >> as a result of that crash ucsf will put seat belts in all shuttle buses. >> following news from oakland where plans to build a football stadium got a lot more complicated and more interesting. christie smith is live with more on how two bay teams could possibly call the same stadium home. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, laura. welcome back. the niners and the raiders play in two of the oldest stadiums in the entire nfl, so if you are a bay area football fan talk of a new stadium probably sounds like a good thing. the raiders and the niners sharing a stadium? that's what we're talking about. the niners and the raiders fans. a wine crowd beer crowd scenario here a. new collective bargaining agreement with the nfl players and owners which needs ink means that funding may be available for a stadium. but it also increases pressure for
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Jul 1, 2011 6:00pm PDT
heading to lake tahoe. hot weather and big summer business. mike shows us the tourist boom this weekend. >> hey, tahoe is awesome. >> reporter: looking at these pictures after packed south lake tahoe. >> i think it's crazy because i see a lot of cars. >> reporter: it's hard for some to believe that three days ago our weather was this. >> yesterday it was like winter. looks like it's going to be prolonged summer. >> reporter: in south lake tahoe the delayed start to summer had some businesses struggling big time. listen to this now. >> worst start in 33 years, it snowed until the first week of june. memorial day was a flop. all through april and may, really cold, wet stuff. >> with big crowds already escaping a big turnaround in temperatures in the valley, lake tahoe businesses are banking on just as big a turn around in their business this holiday weekend. >> absolutely this will be our busiest weekend yet. >> it will be nuts. insane especially with the high lake level and not a lot of beach. it's going to be crazy. >> that was mike reporting for us. can going to the grocery store help.
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Jul 18, 2011 4:30am PDT
, passing by bailey avenue reports of a jackknifed big rig on the shoulder. this has 70,000 pounds of produce from what i hear so we hope they get that on its way. it's mostly off to the shoulder. stay a lane or two to your left to allow them to work there. as well as if you come southbound 880, through milpitas, dixon landing road, working on getting the vehicle out of the ditch. we're waiting for more equipment. we see slowing northbound passing the area. i don't think it's spectator. probably sensors waking up. we'll follow this area as well as 880 north fast coliseum. a smooth drive now. as rob's talking about not as much moisture so fog shouldn't be a big deal. we'll follow that. everything counts on the morning commute. >> thanks. 4:41. if you drive by sand hill road don't be surprised if you see smoke. california's department of forestry and cal fire will burn an acre of grassland. the land is owned by stanford university and some scientists from there and other universities will be studying this fire. they want to better understand fire management on ecosystems during clima
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Jul 18, 2011 6:00am PDT
bridge toll plaza. i'm watching a jackknifed big rig affecting the south bay commute or potentially. >> we begin with news from overnight in san jose. police tell us they found three people shot around 11:00 last night. this happened on jean avenue near highway 280. the victims are said to be a man and a woman as well as a male juvenile. they all -- they are expected to survive, though. >> we do have new information this morning on a double murder that happened overnight in richmond. "today in the bay's" christie smith spoke with police. she joins us live from police headquarters with an update. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it seems like this is happening all too often. yet another shooting on the streets in richmond. as you said i got an update from the spokeswoman. this time two people shot and killed. a man and woman. a third person, a woman, is in critical condition. this follows another shooting days ago that left three people dead in a shoot-out in a richmond home. this latest shooting happened about 10:15 on bissel avenue. a man and a woman shot dead in front of a
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Jul 22, 2011 4:30am PDT
. >> the big news here again the full freeway closure for highway 101, overnight construction scheduled to pick up at 5:30, we confirmed, reconfirmed a couple minutes ago from chp yes, caltrans expects this to last until 8:00 a.m. and it's going to cause potentially a huge tie-up for the south bay. that's not a good situation as you pass the 6:00 hour as well as well, it's friday, you exsmoke detectore expect a lot. i'll give you the alternates coming up. 580, no need for alternate there, that closure picked up in the westbound direction on schedule just before 4:00. some construction at alcosta and livorna north of san ramon. we'll see how things are shaping up for 880, fine for the nimitz, construction toward the interchange. they are doing repaving work. a smoother flow to the toll plaza with no backup because it's 4:40. back to you. >> thank you. doctors will operate on buster posey today. they will remove screws that are used to reattach posey's three torn ligaments, he is out for the season after breaking his left ankle in a bone crunching collision at home plate on may 25. he has months
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Jul 25, 2011 4:00am PDT
throughout new york on sunday from the big apple to niagara falls. same-sex couples took the plunge taking advantage of landmark legislation that permits gays and lesbians to marry in the state. the first day of legalized same-sex marriages did have a few protests, but they fizzled quickly as scores of gay and lesbian couples said i do. new york is the sixth and largest state to allow same-sex marriage. >>> hundreds turned out at california's imperial beach to watch a group of artists playing in the sand. each craftsman attempted to carve their place among elite sand sculptors, churning out amazing works of art. this year, 32 teams competed for a $21,000 grand prize. >>> and finally in florida, several men did their best impersonation of ernest hemingway. the annual look alike contest at the hemingway days festival pitted over 100 clones of the famous writer against one another. the winner, a 63-year-old biomedical engineer said along with his looks, he shared hemingway's fondness for sport fishing and writing. >>> now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorolog
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Jul 26, 2011 6:00pm PDT
freeway was shut down for more than two hours. parts of 237 came to a standstill. a deadly big rig crashed in sunnyvale killing the driver. 237 at matilda. crews are just nownt getting th vehicle off the road. this is in the heart of the silicon valley bringing in kris sanchez who's been tracking the story. what exactly happened? seems like the lanes are wide open, at least going in one direction? >> reporter: aat least going in one direction is right. westbound lane are all completely open. we're just seeing the last of the clean-up from that big rig crash here on the lanes that were headed eastbound. these eastbound lanes is where that big rig driver was driving when witnesses say it looked like he had a blowout, lost control of the vehicle, crashed into the center divide, which then projected part of the vehicle into the other lanes of traffic going in the other direction. that really complicated the clean-up and putting out the fire, which also erupted as well. now, there was one person in the cab of that truck. though when investigators first arrived here, the chp couldn't tell whethe
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Jul 5, 2011 11:00pm PDT
on paper, a small piece with a big price tag. >> sold at auction for $122,000. >> reporter: the san francisco arts commission director says it also holds educational value. >> you follow picasso's evolution of ideas for major walks through his drawings. >> reporter: an alert about the theft will circulate through the art world. >> sometimes works that are stolen and they cannot be sold, they get destroyed. and that's the loss for everyone. >> reporter: the suspect is described as a white man in his 30s, well dressed in dark clothing, big sunglasses and loafers with no socks. police are hoping security cameras captured a picture of the thief. two other galleries have picassos on display, so you can get this theft has them reviewing security. reporting live, jean elle, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, jean. >>> even a lockout won't keep the 49ers from trying to tackle important stadium issues. the city council met to talk about how it plans to pay the estimated $1 billion it will cost to build the stadium. $138 has within secured from the sale of luxury box sweets. even when combined
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Jul 6, 2011 4:30am PDT
winning strategy for facebook. the big announcement expected in just a few hours. >>> a live picture of our production booth. re >>> 4:43, a massive dust storm sweeping into phoenix from the desert, 60-mile-an-hour wind driving the wall of dust into the valley. this is just absolutely amazing. dust storms do tend to kick up this time of year. this is one of the largest on record. dust towering over skyscrapers, rolling over entire blocks. it took a few hours for all this to settle down and below away. these clouds usually come and go with monsoon season which last through september in arizona. >>> even lockout will not keep 49ers from trying to tackle tough issues. how the city will pay the $1 million it's going to take to build that new stadium. the 49ers say they sold $138 million of luxury box seats. even combined with $250 million from the nfl, the project still comes up more than a half billion dollars short. the 49ers say they are not worried. the money, they say, will be there. >> we're really encouraged with the tate of the progress that we've had. we've just had really stron
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Jul 9, 2011 11:00pm PDT
. thanks! you noticed! you know these clothes are too big now, so i'm donating them. not going back there again. good for you! how'd you do it? eating right, whole grain. whole grain? whole grain. [ femalennouncer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't... multigrain cheerios has five whole grains and 110 lightly sweetened calories per serving... more grains. less you! multigrain cheerios. >>> day two of the royal couple's trip to southern california involved some fund-raising, polo and a walk down the hollywood red carpet. gina kim is in los angeles with a look for us. hello gina. >> i hate to tell you, you just missed it, the duke and duchess emerged out of those doors, i'm going to ask jose to pan the camera over, we have some dignitaries walking out as we speak. some of hollywood's royalty, there is maria bello, kristen chenowith. this is a big gala, they just left a minute ago after what is a very, very glamorous day. now, yesterday the duke and duchess of cambridge were all business if you will recall. today they finally got to do the calif
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Jul 12, 2011 11:00pm PDT
of a subway® bbq pulled pork sub. brace yourself for the big, bold taste tender, succulent slow-cooked pork with sweet and smoky barbecue sauce, all on freshly baked bread. subway. eat fresh®. >>> tragedy in paradise. tonight, the search is called off for bay area man, swallowed by a blow hole in maui good evening, everyone, i'm jessica aguirre. >> and i'm raj mathai. this just in tonight, the developing news in santa clara. might be the biggest score of his career, and it has nothing to do with football. joe montana wooed the city council tonight. the city leaders awarded montana exclusive rights to develop a multimillion dollar hotel and entertainment complex across the street from the 49ers proposed new stadium. but why did the city council go against the recommendation of the city manager? we bring in george kiriyama. he's a bay area legend, but did he just get a free pass tonight? >> reporter: free pass, no, not everyone agreed. but talking to joe montana and his group, in fact, the city manager as well as city council members thought it would be best to open it up to ever
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Jul 1, 2011 5:00am PDT
have a big holiday coming up. one of my favorite holidays. the weather plays such a key role in the fourth of july. everybody wants to know the forecast. i've got that coming up. for today, we're already warming up. big ridge of high pressure situated out in the pacific, is going to drift toward the bay area. so today we're talking about 90s inland, triple-digit weather on the way. we'll get to that. mike has the day off. he's taking a much-needed break. let's look at your traffic right now taking a look at the bay bridge. a little bit slow westbound on the bay bridge, not too bad though the metering lights are off, they will probably stay off for the next hour at least as it's slow out there. we have no accidents to report so we're off to a great start this morning of a holiday weekend. we'll keep updating you. back to you, marla. >> thanks, christina. a one-day strike by ticket takers shut down all golden gate ferry service between marin and san francisco this morning. today in the bay's damian trujillo is live in larkspur with the impacts. good morning. >> reporter: good m
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Jul 8, 2011 6:00pm PDT
's office admits it is a big blow to the department. >> it was a tough blow to swallow to let those highly trained officers go. to ruse 66 officers with that training, that's a huge investment the city has basically lost. >> reporter: he said the training is crucial for a person who might not understand why police have a gun pointed at him. the police department says it will pull officers from other beats if it has to to respond to a cit incident. the department concedes that will delay response time. we're at police headquarters, nbc bay area news. >>> we have some breaking news to share with you. she was one of the most active and socially forward and well known first ladies of our time. but today, betty ford has died at the age of 93. betty ford was married to former president gerald ford for 58 years. he also died in 2006 at the age of 93. elizabeth ann warren ford was born april 8, 1918. she was known as betty ford and won't to also serve as the first lady of the united states from 1974 to 1977. she was very active in social policy, shattering lots of precedents and had a very moderat
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Jul 20, 2011 5:00am PDT
that forecast with meteorologist christina loren. good morning. >> good morning to you. we've got big-time changes in the weather department, almost a 10 degree increase. in terms of daytime highs today versus yesterday. now, this isn't going to last long but you will get a taste of summer. at the very least i'll talk about what's coming next for the weekend. after all, you're halfway there. let's get you to work. mike has been busy at 5:00 a.m. >> we had the earlier issues and now this car fire which sounds like it may be in clearing stages at the south bay. 101 northbound sig alert issued earlier as the fire spread to a surrounding area around ellis street. i'll get confirmation from chp. so far we have yet to hear those lanes have been cleared. sounds like things are moving, marla. we'll track this. back to you. >> thank you, mike. traffic department new video this morning of a crash in the east bay, a car crashing into the back of a big rig. you've got to check out this video. the accident happened after 2:00 this morning. westbound 580 in livermore. you can see it's a serious one
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Jul 6, 2011 5:00am PDT
. they are scheduled for a big meeting. check in with nichol lapin live at the world headquarters there. good morning. >> hey, very good morning to you. futures are flat ahead of the market open. this is after the dow snapped a five-day rally yesterday. investigators largely shutting off moody's portugal rating to junk status and await jobs later this week. wets a report on nation's services. dow the do you looking 12,569 is where we closed. the nasdaq lost nine points at 2825. president obama has called congressional leaders to white house for a summit on the budget deficit. the president says he and lawmakers made progress over the weekend but still have differences to hash out. he set a two-week deal to reach the debt limit or borrowing limit so they can pass the bill before august 2nd when the u.s. will run out of money to pay bills. republicans oppose any tax hikes and any deal. >>> more details on the plan for data used every month on the smartphone. the cap supplied new customers upgrading to smart phones. you'll be able to choose $30 for two gigs, $50 for five, $80 for ten. 95% of customers a
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Jul 15, 2011 5:00pm PDT
of a shuttle bus to that collided with a big rig. it may have run a red light at the intersection of octavia and hayes yesterday morning. the crash killed dr. kevin mack. he's a 52-year-old ucsf psychiatrist and university profess sore. he was ejected -- professor. he was ejected and pinned underneath the big rig. he was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. >>> families and friends said final good-byes at a funeral in santa rosa. the community shaken by the girl's death at a sleepover on sunday. police say she and three friends became sick after drinking vodka mixed with soda. initially the girls said they'd gotten food poisoning. raul was described as an excellent student due to start high school incomes mon-- next month. toxicology reports are expected next week. >>> mark luga was arrested for allegedly stealing a pablo picasso drawing from the weinstein gallery in san francisco last week. the judge denied a motion today reduce his $5 million bail. police say a surveillance camera caught luga leaving with the painting. police found other stolen artwork including another picasso pi
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Jul 18, 2011 6:00pm PDT
the accident happened. >>> still to come at 6:00, big news out of silicon valley. >> a big layoff from the valley and a boost for the east bay coming up after the break in the tech and business report. >>> and it's your chance to be a seismologist. how you can help spot earthquakes from your own home. that's next. >>> the bay area is known as home of innovation and change but may lose our hold on the green industry. we'll explain. >> i'm chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. one of the warmest days we've ved in or a week here across the bay area with low to mid 70s there in the south bay and even a few 80s today. tonight plenty of cinl weather down in the south bay a coming up, we'll talk about a seven-day forecast that's heating up. >>> the next big one is something we're all aware could happen at any time. you may be sitting on the key as to when it could hit. >> reporter: stanford seismologists and scientists say that the more monitoring we have in the bay area, the more we'll learn about earthquakes and better chance of us getting an early warning even if just few a few seconds which i
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Jul 20, 2011 11:00pm PDT
and this isn't real. he's coming home because he's my big brother and he's everything i ever asked for. >> reporter: at the family church, they joined two other families in deep mourning. hundreds packed the inside of st. george, many in tears. one asked for help from the community. >> we urge all you watchers to continue praying for our families, that they come home safely. >> reporter: they were active members of this assyrian church. what happened to them has hit their bishop particularly hard. he's close to their families. >> we pray that the bodies of the victims would be found quickly so that we can perform the proper rites of christian burial and the ease of the families. >> reporter: but some are holding on to hope they will be found alive. >> we don't want him looking down on us, we want him face to face with us to help us for the rest of our lives. >> i know he's going to come back. i don't think this is real. it's not. >> he's coming back. >> reporter: and we're learning more about two of the hikers. she was a nursing student at usf and nino was studying chemistry at cal sta
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Jul 22, 2011 5:00pm PDT
's been validated. and to us, that means a lot. >> reporter: the big apple will usher in the first day of legalized same-sex marriage with back-to-back ceremonies. the city clerk's office originally planned to wed 764 couples on sunday. it announced it would expand hour to make sure all 823 who registered could marry. new york city's mayor, michael bloomberg, is also marking the first day with a special evening ceremony at gracie mansion. he will officiates the marriage of his chief policy adviser and consumer affairs commissioner. >> this is about celebrating our relationship, but in many ways it's really about our children who have often asked us why we aren't married. and so we've involved them in every step of the way. >> reporter: businesses are also hoping to be there every step of the way. florist owner grayson handy expects his business to double in the coming year. >> i think we're going to see a tremendous amount of money coming our way. >> reporter: and for new york state, a recent report estimates the new law could generate more than $300 million in revenue, tourism, and ta
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Jul 28, 2011 5:00am PDT
. [ female announcer ] every box of general mills big g cereals can help your kids' school get extra stuff. ♪ like musical instruments. ♪ and new art supplies. ♪ because they're the only cereals with box tops for education. last year, schools earned over ten million dollars from big g cereals. you can raise money for your kids' school. look for this logo... only on big g cereals. you can make a difference. every cereal box counts. >> welcome back everyone. live look outside. that's a haze we're talking about at the golden gate bridge. looking the 0 for relief, head to the coast. we'll have more on that coming up. 5:11. the agency in charge of planning bay area roads and transportation hitting the road itself. leaving oakland for san francisco. the metropolitan transportation commission voted yesterday to set up its new headquarters in san francisco. the agency will spend $180 million to buy and remodel an existing building on main street. oakland leaders are puzzled. they question the quick decision and say they never had a chance to convince the mtc to stay. >> five days left until
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Jul 15, 2011 6:00pm PDT
to get into college and pay is perhaps their first big test in higher education. >> i couldn't be prouder of her and i know she's going to get where she's going to go. it will work out. everything happens for a reason. >> reporter: students at cal state schools are paying nearly four times the amount in tuition they were paying 10 years ago. a recent survey found more high school students are concerned about how they are going to pay for college than about actually getting into one. and how successful they will be once they are there. live in san jose, kimberly tere, nbc bay area news. >> difficult situation. thank you. tonight we know the maim of the woman whose body was found burning in a quiet street in oakland's rock ridge neighborhood. the medical examiner's office say she is 21-year-old monica of union city. her body found around 4:30 yesterday on ivanhoe road. police say she was likely killed somewhere else and then dumped in that neighborhood and lit on fire. officers say the suspects probably chose the neighborhood because it's dark and secluded during those hours. friends and fa
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Jul 17, 2011 6:00am PDT
'm lester holt. >> i'm jenna wolfe. two big breaking news stories to get to this morning. we want to begin with casey anthony. after 1,006 days in jail and just 12 days after a jury found her not guilty of murdering her daughter, caylee, casey anthony is a free woman. >> this is the seen from inside the orange county jail in orlando at the moment she was being escorted out of the facility. she appears to say thank you to one of the law enforcement officers before she's led out the door by her attorney and facing a pretty angry crowd. nbc's kristin dahlgren was there and joins us live with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. news choppers lost sight of casey anthony's suv so this morning we don't know exactly where she is. for the first time in three years she's not waking up here at the orange county jail. you can probably hear protesters are still here. with all of the protests, all of the publicity, there was so much talk about using decoys or casey anthony sneaking out a back door. in the end, she walked right out the jail's front door. just minutes after midnight, a first glimpse at
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Jul 27, 2011 6:00am PDT
yesterday. full forecast and news of a big-time warm-up on the way. first it's 6:00 a.m. let's get you out the front door with mike inouye. >> a lot of folks heading out the front door or through the garage or side door. whatever. going to antioch. highway 4 looking slow now speeds in the 20s. worse than our sensors have seen. going on right now through antioch. pittsburgh, became fine, walnut creek okay. no metering lights very smooth. 880 we have one issue at 29th avenue. laura, i'm going to hand it off to you. a lot of police activity. >> that's right. we're following this developing story all morning long from the east bay where a high-speed chase turned deadly of the chase ended 29th avenue off the highway 880 in oakland. that's where today in the day's christie smith joins us live with the latest on the chase. good morning. >> good morning to you, laura. the chp is still here taking measurements, taking photographs, making sure they do a very thorough investigation. now, when you look over at the car, the damage itself actually doesn't look that bad, if steve can pan over to it. chp
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Jul 29, 2011 12:35am PDT
the roots. we love you guys. we have a big, big, big show tonight. a great actress, one of our favorites, julianne moore is here. [ cheers and applause ] she's always fun.cc1: this guy is getting a ton of acclaim for his performance in the new film called "the devil's double." dominic cooper is stopping by. [ cheers and applause ] he's good in this one. and we have music from the one, the only -- beyonce is in the house tonight! [ cheers and applause ]cc1: i love beyonce. she's the greatest. plus our buddy chris kattan is here all week. [ cheers and applause ]cc1: he's been hanging out. he's in new york and hanging out with us.cc1: he's been doing crazy bits with us. i love him so much, i'm psyched that he's here. as many of you know, we do our show from the historic studio 6b here at 30 rockefeller plaza.cc: and over the years it's been used for tons of different shows.cc1: everything from the "texaco star theater" to the news.cc1: but we -- recently we found out that our studio used to be home to a video dating service from the '80s -- [ laughter ] -- called "cupid's arrow." and we fou
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Jul 14, 2011 7:00am PDT
street is worried about washington. late wednesday moody's one of the big three credit rating agencies warning it might have to lower the rating if lawmakers don't come to an agreement on raising the debt ceiling. in the statement it said the action was prompted by the possibility that the debt limit woil not be raised in time to prevent a missed payment on u.s. bonds with a small but rising risk of ashort-lived default. economists say if the aaa rating is lowered it will throw the financial markets into chaos and the cost of borrowing would go up to everything from morlts to car loans. ben bernanke warned. >> i think the worst outcome if we don't raise the limit, at some point we default on debt and that would create as i said before, a huge financial calamity. >> reporter: sources say the president knew about the moody's warning as he headed into wednesday meeting which all sides describe as tense. republican majority leader eric cantor cited the president as saying i have reached my limit. he left saying i'll see you tomorrow. the two sides couldn't even agree about what happened in
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Jul 16, 2011 11:00pm PDT
. oh dear. big deal. you're delicious. so what. i've got news for you. there's no such thing... ...as a bear sheriff. you think i'm afraid of you? hey what? you don't have to be mean to the cake. i do. you don't. i do. just eat yoplait light. they have great flavors like... boston cream pie, raspberry cheesecake. even though i work here, i've lost weight. wow. yeah. carry on. (announcer) 28 delicious flavors at around 100 calories each. >>> for the first time ever, safeway stores throughout much of the country launched a summer food drive. organizers say there's an increasing need for food for low income families in the summer months, particularly with children not getting food at school. they say it's also challenging to get people to think about giving this time of year. so food banks asked for help and safeway stepped up. the stores are asking customers to purchase a prefilled grocery bag for $10 filled with tuna, peanut butter and more. patricia received some of that food today at her home in union city. she said she and her five children and two grand children are grateful. >> we
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Jul 18, 2011 7:00am PDT
by natural disaster and nuclear calamities a big reason to smile, "today," monday, july 18th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> welcome to "today" on this monday morning. i'm ann curry. >> and i'm lester holt in for matt. i think we both watched that match yesterday. you've got to feel good about the u.s. team. we were disappointed, but what a performance they put on and what a great thing they did for american soccer. >> that's right. for women's soccer, particularly, bringing it to a new level of cool. men and boys, women and girls, nationwide, watching them play. i think that they're winners in that regard. >> and the japanese certainly have something to feel good about after a really rough year. and i love the fact they thanked the world for the support they have had. >> and they continue to thank, actually, after every game. so it's a pretty exciting bit. >>> in the meantime, another major story, the fact of this heatwave. millions of americans are sweltering in this dangerous heat and humidity today. how long will it last? how bad will it be? well, al has the fore
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Jul 20, 2011 5:30pm PDT
the nation and getting worse before it gets better. >>> closing court a big city has to turn people away because the money has run out. is this any way for courts in america to do business? >>> family ties. if you have the gene that raises your risk of alzheimer's disease, would you want to know about it? tonight the story of a family that had to make that decision. >>> making a difference for noble animals that deserve a better life. >>> and coming in for a very last time. >>> and coming in for a very last time. nightly news begins right now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. they tell us the scientific explanation is this. high pressure compressing the air, cooking the air and ramming it down on top of us and holding it there. but here's the real problem. there are now 34 states where there are heat advisories or heat warnings. one million square miles of our country where folks are being warned about the heat tonight. this heat, the severe heart of it, affects 141 million americans as it's moved over big population centers, we can see how it's gotten wors
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Jul 21, 2011 4:00am PDT
having the best year of his career, and that leaves the new york mets with a big decision to make. here's nbc's fred roggin with an early look at all your sports headlines. >>> good morning. if you are a mets fan and you like jose reyes, you probably woke up with a pretty big smile on your face. despite being out of the playoff hunt, the team says they will not deal their all-star shortstop in the trade deadline in two weeks. the same couldn't be said for carlos beltran. he'll likely be dealt, and the ray with a two-run game-tying blast against the cards. in the tenth a walk-off solo shot. the mets are keeping reyes and keeping things interesting with a 6-5 win. >>> the astros and nationals tied in the 11th. pinch hitter michael singleton the game winner. houston walked off with a 3-2 win. >>> former cubs outfielder doug blandoff threw out the first pitch. the wind-up and watch out. it sailed over the catcher and into the backstop. it only got worse for the cubs. jimmy rollins from both sides of the plate. one in the second, and another in the eighth. phils win big 9-1. >>> boston's gen
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Jul 21, 2011 4:30am PDT
a look at the maze. that's a big concern for a lot of the bay area. right now no concern. we're looking at a smooth flow at the bay bridge toll plaza. typical construction as a lane or two blocked on the upper and lower deck, just maintenance. at the peninsula, though, on southbound 101. i'm tracking an accident at broadway off to the shoulder. i'll give you more coming up. >> thank you much. the end of an era, the space shuttle "atlantis" now back to earth after its final mission in space. >> having fired the imagination of a generation the ship like no other, its place in history secured, the space shuttle pulls into port for the last time. >> just before 3:00 this morning our time the shuttle landed at kennedy space center, the touchdown closes out nasa's shuttle program after 30 years. a bittersweet moment for many involved in the space program. today in the bay's bob redell has a firsthand look at the shuttle landing with a former astronaut who commanded the first flight of "atlantis." >> when the astronauts landed the space shuttle "atlantis" this morning they used skills they acq
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Jul 24, 2011 5:00pm PDT
through song. >> i want people to know what an amazingly, beautiful, talented girl who made a big impact in the music world and personally to lots and lots of people. and that's ba what her family to know as well. she made a really big impact. >> an autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow. >>> in san francisco today, the contemporary jewish museum held what had to be the first ever hand holding music and art exhibit. all of it with a gay and lesbian theme. ♪ there's the music, the hand holding part of the event comes after one of the security guards there told a lesbian couple two days ago they were not allowed to hold hands inside the museum. the museum director says today's event was a big success. >> we just couldn't be happier with the outcome. people coming, people singing "i want to hold your hand" and recognizing that the contemporary jewish museum is for everybody. >> museum officials say the guard worked for a private security company and was immediately removed from the premises after last week's incident. >>> still to come at 5:00, a well known bay area surf spot becomes a place o
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Jul 25, 2011 6:00am PDT
the east bay. expecting things to change over the next couple of hours. we'll talk about that and big time warm-up later on this week. everything in your seven-day outlook. let's get to you work. 6:00 a.m. how are we doing? >> how you doing? we're slowing down for highway 4 where we showed you earlier the sensor at harbor showing 65. that has not changed but the approach slowing heading over to about l street. so the alphabet letters slowing here. a live shot from erin on 101, starting to pick up and there are some of the low clouds past the overpass as well. we'll watch that as it affects the commute crossing the bay area bridges. >> two southern california men will have their day in court answering to charges that they beat bryan stow. this morning we're learning more about the investigation that eventually led to their arrest. marla tellez joins us live outside san francisco general hospital where stow is undergoing treatment. good morning, marla. >> reporter: good morning. like bryan stow, the men arrested for his beating they are fathers, they both have children. well, unlike stow, th
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Jul 9, 2011 5:00pm PDT
is no big deal, even vip's are impressed. >> they've managed to carry themselves royally. >> prince william and the duchess of cambridge made a grand entrance, smiling but answering no questions. as usual, all eyes were on kate's attire. >> i think princess diana would be proud of who they are, and how they represent themselves is and their titles. on the red carpet we got an inside tip on the lunch menu. >> he loves dessert, he loves chocolate. i made merlot tarragon truffles. >> we also want to give the most disadvantaged young in society hope and confidence in their lives. we feel very passionately about this. >> reporter: and about polo. prince william's known as a disciplined player, pretty good on defense, though not as good as his father. his competitors promise no special treatment. >> once we're on the field it's competitive, it has to be. >> on this breezy day on the california coast, the prince's team won and the duchess presented a trophy. >> again, a picture perfect day for this polo match in santa barbara county. from polo to the paparazzi, they're headed back to los angeles f
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Jul 11, 2011 4:30am PDT
very big very substantial to bring our long term deficit down over time. >> president obama and house speaker john boehner initially agreed on a target of $4 trillion in cuts but over the weekend the speaker backed off saying the plan was too far reaching, ambitious to pass. let's check in with christina loren on this monday morning. good morning. >> well, good morning to you. you know, mondays can be tough, and when the weather is hot it doesn't make things easier in the afternoon as you make your way home. this monday, though, we're getting such a treat. we have cooler weather on the way. right now the fog that we are expecting to really start to sock in our bridges hasn't started developing yet so we're still looking good. we are expecting a pretty significant round as we head throughout afternoon. foggy conditions particularly at the coast that will make for a gray start. could see some of the fog so dense that it generates that mist so watch out for that. we're looking dry. visibilities clear across the board. as we head through probably the next hour i do think we're going to lo
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Jul 13, 2011 4:30am PDT
the proposed stadium took a big step forward. the city council said it would work exclusively with montana and his group for the next 18 months. that means no other companies can bid on the empty lot in santa clara. they are convinced their hotel and sports bar will turn santa clara into a destination. >> what do you think of the vote. >> it's good to win but a long way from the process. >> the city council went against the city manager's recommendation to open up the process to everyone to mat bidding competitive. the hope is to have the hotel and restaurants up and running when the stadium opens for business, assuming, of course, there is a new stadium. >>> this morning we are waiting official word on whether charges will be dismissed against a man who boarded a plane wearing saggy pants. the san mateo district attorney expected to file its decision today on charges against desean marmon. he was arrested in june after he refused todd leave a fight. it started after he was asked to pull up his sagging pajama pants. yesterday more than 100 people rallied outside san francisco city hall ask
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